COVID-19 Update on 16/7/2020 NSW

We would like to remind all of our host families and students to keep safe and well during this difficult time.

Here is a reminder of the current restrictions in place in New South Wales.

What You Can And Can't Do Under The Rules

Follow the rules and stay safe whether you are working, visiting family and friends, or going out.

New COVID-19 compliance measures for pubs

New rules will be introduced to pubs across NSW that will limit group bookings to a maximum of 10 people and cap the number of customers inside a venue to 300 people following a concerning rise in COVID-19 cases. Measures will come into force at 12:01am Friday 17 July.

Read the NSW Government’s announcement about the changes for pubs.

Quarantine arrangements for overseas travellers

The NSW Government will begin to charge international travellers for their hotel quarantine accommodation from 12:01am Saturday, 18 July.

Learn more about the cost of quarantine for international travellers.

Border closure to protect NSW

The NSW Government has temporarily closed the NSW-Victoria border‬. People who have been in Victoria within the previous 14 days will not be allowed to enter NSW unless they are exempt or they have a border entry permit. You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Border restrictions and entry permits

Stay safe and follow the rules

Find out how many people can visit your home, attend a wedding or funeral, church service or public gathering.

It’s important that we

Learn more about the current restrictions on this page or read common questions about the gatherings rules or find out about the 4 square metre rule.

Visiting family and friends at home

  • Up to 20 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children.
  • If you are over 70 or have a pre-existing medical condition, you should limit the number of visitors and take care at all times.  


Outdoor public gatherings

  • No more than 20 people are allowed to gather outside in a public place. 


Your mental health and wellbeing

Your mental wellbeing is important. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, you’re not alone. There are services that can support you through these difficult times.

Who to contact for immediate help

 Beyond Blue1800 51 23 48
 Lifeline Australia13 11 14
 Domestic Violence Line1800 65 64 63
 1800RESPECT1800 73 77 32


If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on Triple Zero (000).